Launch and On-Orbit Operations History

Below are videos of all SSEP launches to date, information on astronauts operating the SSEP experiments on-orbit, and videos of astronaut operation.

Links to SSEP Missions:

  1. SSEP Mission 13 to ISS
  2. SSEP Mission 12 to ISS
  3. SSEP Mission 11 to ISS
  4. SSEP Mission 10 to ISS
  5. SSEP Mission 9 to ISS
  6. SSEP Mission 8 to ISS
  7. SSEP Mission 7 to ISS
  8. SSEP Mission 6 to ISS
  9. SSEP Mission 5 to ISS
  10. SSEP Mission 3b and Mission 4 to ISS
  11. SSEP Mission 3a to ISS
  12. SSEP Mission 2 to ISS
  13. SSEP Mission 1 to ISS
  14. SSEP on STS-135
  15. SSEP on STS-134

 

SSEP Mission 13 to ISS
Vehicle: SpaceX CRS-18
Launch: July 25, 2019, 6:01 pm ET
Site: Space Launch Complex 40, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL
Payload Designation: SSEP15 – Gemini, 41 experiments
SSEP Mission 13 Information: Flight Profile, Media Coverage, Press Kit
Mission 13 Participation: Participating Communities, Flight Mission Patches, Conference Presentations

Astronauts on ISS that operated the Mission 13 experiments:

Luca performed the A=0 interactions on-orbit

 

Luca Parmitano (ESA–Italy), Flight Engineer [biography]
Twitter: @Astro_Luca
Facebook: AstronautLucaParmitano

 

 

 

Christina performed the A+2 interactions on-orbit

 

Christina Koch (USA), Flight Engineer [biography]
Twitter: @Astro_Christina
Instagram: astro_christina
Facebook: AstroChristina

 

 

 

Drew performed the U-14 and U-2 interactions on-orbit

 

Andrew Morgan (USA), Flight Engineer [biography]
Twitter: @AstroDrewMorgan
Instagram: astrodrewmorgan
Facebook: AstroDrewMorgan

 

 

 

 

Nick performed the U-5 interactions on-orbit

 

Nick Hague (USA), Flight Engineer [biography]
Twitter: @AstroHague
Instagram: astrohague
Facebook: AstroHague

 

 

 

 

SSEP Mission 12 to ISS
Vehicle: SpaceX CRS-15
Launch: June 29, 2018, 5:42 am ET
Site: Space Launch Complex 39A, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL
Payload Designation: SSEP14 – Mercury, 34 experiments
SSEP Mission 12 Information: Flight Profile, Media Coverage, Press Kit
Mission 12 Participation: Participating Communities, Flight Mission Patches, Conference Presentations

Astronaut on ISS that operated the Mission 12 experiments:

Ricky performed all interactions on-orbit

 

Ricky Arnold (USA), Flight Engineer [biography]
Twitter: @astro_ricky
Instagram: astro_ricky

 

 

 

 

SSEP Mission 11 to ISS
Vehicle: SpaceX CRS-12
Launch: August 14, 2017, 12:31 pm ET
Site: Space Launch Complex 39A, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL
Payload Designation: SSEP13 – America, 21 experiments
SSEP Mission 11 Information: Flight Profile, Media Coverage, Press Kit
Mission 11 Participation: Participating Communities, Flight Mission Patches, Conference Presentations

Astronauts on ISS that operated the Mission 11 experiments:

 

Jack Fischer (USA), Flight Engineer [biography]
Twitter: @Astro2fish
Instagram: astro2fish
Facebook: NASA Astronaut Jack “2fish” Fischer

 

 

 

Peggy Whitson (USA), Flight Engineer [biography]
Twitter: @AstroPeggy
Facebook: NASA Astronaut Peggy Whitson

 

 

 

 

Randy Bresnik(USA), Flight Engineer [biography]
Twitter:@AstroKomrade
Instagram: astrokomrade
Facebook: NASA Astronaut Randy “Komrade” Bresnik

 

 

 

Paolo Nespoli (Italy), Flight Engineer [biography]
Twitter: @astro_paolo
Instagram: astro_paolo
Facebook: astropaolo

 

 

SSEP Mission 10 to ISS
Vehicle: SpaceX CRS-11
Launch: June 3, 2017, 5:07 pm ET
Site: Space Launch Complex 39A, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL
Payload Designation: SSEP12 – Casper, 11 experiments
SSEP Mission 10 Information: Flight Profile, Media Coverage, Press Kit
Mission 10 Participation: Participating Communities, Flight Mission Patches, Conference Presentations

Astronauts on ISS that operated the Mission 10 experiments:

 

Jack Fischer (USA), Flight Engineer [biography]
Twitter: @Astro2fish
Instagram: astro2fish
Facebook: NASA Astronaut Jack “2fish” Fischer

 

 

 

Peggy Whitson (USA), Flight Engineer [biography]
Twitter: @AstroPeggy
Facebook: NASA Astronaut Peggy Whitson

 

 

 

SSEP Mission 9 to ISS
Vehicle: SpaceX CRS-10
Launch: February 19, 2017, 9:38am ET
Site: Space Launch Complex 39A, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL
Payload Designation: SSEP11 – Endeavor, 21 experiments
SSEP Mission 9 Information: Flight Profile, Media Coverage, Press Kit
Mission 9 Participation: Participating Communities, Flight Mission Patches, Conference Presentations

Astronaut on ISS that operated the Mission 9 experiments:

 

Shane Kimbrough (USA), Station Commander [biography]
Twitter: @astro_kimbrough
Instagram: astro_kimbrough

 

 

 

SSEP Mission 8 to ISS
Vehicle: SpaceX CRS-9
Launch: July 18, 2016, 12:45am ET
Site: Space Launch Complex 40, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL
Payload Designation: SSEP10 – Kitty Hawk, 15 experiments
SSEP Mission 8 Information: Flight Profile, Media Coverage, Press Kit
Mission 8 Participation: Participating Communities, Flight Mission Patches, Conference Presentations

Astronaut on ISS that operated the Mission 8 experiments:

 

Jeff Williams (USA), Flight Engineer [biography]
Twitter:@Astro_Jeff
Instagram: astro_jeffw
Facebook: NASA Astronaut Jeff Williams

 

 

SSEP Mission 7 to ISS
Vehicle: SpaceX CRS-8
Launch: April 8, 2016, 4:43 pm ET
Site: Space Launch Complex 40, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL
Payload Designation: SSEP9 – Odyssey II, 23 experiments
SSEP Mission 7 Information: Flight Profile, Media Coverage, Press Kit
Mission 7 Participation: Participating Communities, Flight Mission Patches, Conference Presentations

Astronauts on ISS that operated the Mission 7 experiments:

 

Tim Peake (ESA), Flight Engineer [biography]
Twitter: @astro_timpeake
Instagram: astro_timpeake
Facebook: ESATimPeake

 

 

 

Jeff Williams (USA), Flight Engineer [biography]
Twitter:@Astro_Jeff
Instagram: astro_jeffw
Facebook: NASA Astronaut Jeff Williams

 

 

SSEP Mission 6 to ISS
Vehicle: SpaceX CRS-5
Launch: January 10, 2015, 4:30am ET
Site: Space Launch Complex 40, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL
Payload Designation: SSEP8b – Yankee Clipper II, 17 experiments
SSEP Mission 6 Information: Flight Profile, Media Coverage, Press Kit
Mission 6 Participation: Participating Communities, Flight Mission Patches, Conference Presentations

Astronaut on ISS that operated the Mission 6 experiments:

 

Barry Wilmore (USA), Station Commander [biography]

 

 

 

 

SSEP Mission 5 to ISS
Vehicle: Orbital Sciences Orb-2
Launch: July 13, 2014, 12:52 pm ET
Site: Launch Pad O-A, Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport, Wallops Island, VA
Payload Designation: SSEP7 – Charlie Brown, 15 experiments
SSEP Mission 5 Information: Flight Profile, Media Coverage, Press Kit
Mission 5 Participation: Participating Communities, Flight Mission Patches, Conference Presentations

Astronauts on ISS that operated the Mission 5 experiments:

 

Alexander Gerst (ESA), Flight Engineer [biography]
Twitter:@Astro_Alex
Instagram: astro_alex_esa
Facebook: ESAAlexGerst

 

 

 

 

Barry Wilmore (USA), Flight Engineer [biography]

 

 

 

 

SSEP Mission 3b and Mission 4 to ISS
Vehicle: Orbital Sciences Orb-1
Launch: January 9, 2014, 1:07 pm ET
Site: Launch Pad O-A, Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport, Wallops Island, VA
Payload Designation: SSEP5b – Falcon II, 12 experiments and SSEP6 – Orion, 11 experiments
SSEP Missions 3b and 4 Information: Flight Profile, Media Coverage, Press Kit
Missions 3b and 4 Participation: Participating Communities, Flight Mission Patches, Conference Presentations

Astronauts on ISS that operated the Mission 3b and Mission 4 experiments:

 

Michael Hopkins (USA), Flight Engineer [biography]

 

 

 

 

 

 

Koichi Wakata (Japan), Flight Engineer [biography]
Twitter: @Astro_Wakata

 

 

 

 

SSEP Mission 3a to ISS
Vehicle: Orbital Sciences D-1
Launch: September 18, 2013, 10:58 am ET
Site: Launch Pad O-A, Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport, Wallops Island, VA
Payload Designation: SSEP5 – Falcon I, 5 experiments
SSEP Mission 3a Information: Flight Profile, Media Coverage, Press Kit
Mission 3a Participation: Participating Communities, Flight Mission Patches, Conference Presentations

Astronauts on ISS that operated the Mission 3a experiments:

 

Karen L. Nyberg (USA), Flight Engineer [biography]
Twitter: @AstroKarenN
Instagram: astrokarenn
Facebook: AstronautKarenNyberg

 

 

 

Luca Parmitano (ESA–Italy), Flight Engineer [biography]
Twitter: @Astro_Luca
Facebook: AstronautLucaParmitano

 

 

 

SSEP Mission 2 to ISS
Vehicle: SpaceX CRS-1
Launch: October 7, 2012, 8:35 pm ET
Site: Space Launch Complex 40, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL
Payload Designation: SSEP4 – Antares, 11 experiments
SSEP Mission 2 Information: Flight Profile, Media Coverage, Press Kit
Mission 2 Participation: Participating Communities, Flight Mission Patches, Conference Presentations

Astronaut on ISS that operated the Mission 2 experiments:

 

Sunita Williams (USA), Station Commander [biography]
Twitter: @Astro_Suni
Facebook: AstronautSunitaWilliams

 

 

Sunita Williams interacting with a SSEP experiment while on the International Space Station

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SSEP Mission 1 to ISS
Vehicle: SpaceX Dragon demonstration flight (COTS2)
Launch: May 22, 2012, 3:44 am ET
Site: Space Launch Complex 40, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL
Payload Designation: SSEP3 – Aquarius, 15 experiments
SSEP Mission 1 Information: Flight Profile, Media Coverage, Press Kit
Mission 1 Participation: Participating Communities, Flight Mission Patches, Conference Presentations

Astronaut on ISS that operated the Mission 1 experiments:

 

Don Pettit (USA), Flight Engineer [biography]
Twitter: @astro_Pettit
Facebook: Astro.Pettit

 

 

 

SSEP on STS-135
Vehicle: Space Shuttle Atlantis (final flight of the U.S. Space Shuttle Program)
Launch: July 8, 2011, 11:29 am ET
Site: Space Launch Complex 39A, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL
Payload Designation: SSEP2 – Intrepid, 11 experiments
SSEP on STS-135 Information: Flight Profile, Media Coverage, Press Kit
STS-135 Participation: Participating Communities, Flight Mission Patches, Conference Presentations

Astronauts on this Mission:

 

Christopher Ferguson (USA), Commander [biography]
Twitter: @Astro_Ferg

 

 

 

 

Douglas Hurley (USA), Pilot [biography]
Twitter: @Astro_Doug

 

 

 

 

Sandra Magnus (USA), Mission Specialist 1 [biography]
Twitter: @Astro_Sandy

 

 

 

 

Rex Walheim (USA), Mission Specialist 2 [biography]
Twitter: @Astro_Rex

 

 

 

SSEP on STS-134
Vehicle: Space Shuttle Endeavour (final flight of Endeavour)
Launch: May 16, 2011, 8:56 am ET
Site: Space Launch Complex 39A, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL
Payload Designation: SSEP1 – Eagle, 16 experiments
SSEP on STS-134 Information: Flight Profile, Media Coverage, Press Kit
STS-134 Participation: Participating Communities, Flight Mission Patches, Conference Presentations

Astronaut who operated the SSEP experiments on this Mission:

 

Greg Chamitoff (USA), Mission Specialist 4 [biography]
Twitter: @Astro_Taz

 

 

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